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Do hotels in Madrid normally charge for WiFi connection? If so does anyone know how much please?

Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: wifi

There is no single answer to this question. WiFi is generally free, but you will have to check with your hotel.

Edited: 28 April 2013, 17:49
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2. Re: wifi

What about throughout the city is it easy to pick up wifi like on the metro or at restaurants etc? In Thailand I was so shocked to find that wifi was everywhere Hoping it'll be the same there

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It has been a few months since my last visit to Madrid, but unless things have dramatically changed (and I do not think so) its not that easy to find free wifi spots. In restaurants and bars it is a hit or miss. In most hotels is not free, unless it is stated in your booking. Funny enough, it looks that as more expensive the place is, less likely to offer complimentary wifi access :(

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I guess I have cheap taste, because all of the places I checked for my trip last september, mostly hostals, had free WiFi.

I also found this: http://www.buswifi.com/en

And a map of free hotspots: http://www.madridmemata.es/madrid-wifi/

Edited: 01 May 2013, 01:51
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5. Re: wifi

Monsieur, when I go to Madrid (or anywhere else in Spain for that matter) is either staying on 4-5star hotels for business or in budget hotels or hostales when on my own expenses. I rarely got free WiFi in the expensive ones, actually in some luxury hotels Wifi prices are ridiculous.

However, most cheap places offer free WiFi, probably as a way to attract customers.

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I guess that since almost every place I've stayed at in Spain had free WiFi, I took it for granted that it was free everywhere.

I reckon that upscale hotels know that their customers are either not very budget conscious or are on an expense account so it's easy to charge them extras. The prices for bandwidth in Europe being what they are, I think it's pretty ridiculous to be charging hotel guests for WiFi.

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7. Re: wifi

Some nice cafes offering free WiFi in central Madrid:

El Azul de Fúcar on Calle Fúcar 1 (barrio Las Letras).

http://goo.gl/1bQPh

El Mentidero Café on Calle Huertas 68 (barrio Las Letras).

http://goo.gl/Jh8pN

Motha on Calle Santa María 39 (barrio Las Letras).

http://www.motha.es/?page_id=175

Tipos Infames on Calle San Joaquín 3 (barrio Malasaña). Bookstore and wine bar.

http://goo.gl/6NOcp

Pepe Botella on Calle San Andrés 12 (barrio Malasaña).

http://goo.gl/q99Mc

mmm_US on Calle Duque de Rivas 5 (barrio Tirso de Molina).

http://goo.gl/45WJK

Café Molar on Calle de la Ruda 19 (barrio La Latina).

http://goo.gl/egKMw

La Infinito on Calle Tres Peces 22 (barrio Lavapiés).

http://goo.gl/Lza0C

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